While this question may at first seem absurd – what possible connection can be found between these two products? – it is the reality of BatteriesInAFlash.com’s 2013 major project. Throughout the last couple years, we have all noticed a series of worsening, bizarre weather and natural disasters. Since when did tornadoes hit Pennsylvania? Earthquakes in Haiti? Even fresher in our minds is the shock of Hurricane Sandy striking New England in late October. Would anyone expect a tropical storm to bring so much snow to hard struck areas? The Northeast of the United States is still not fully recovered from the disaster.
Seeing this surge of catastrophe’s awakened a new concern for BIAF’s owners Mike Dinelli and Avel Ureno. We want to help our customers prepare for the unexpected storms and disasters that may face any one of us at any time. For years we have already been selling flashlights, battery- and solar- powered lanterns, as well as Portable Backup Power systems and inverters. Even that isn’t enough for us to feel like we’ve done everything for our customer’s safety. To this end, we have opened an entirely new Focus On Survival eBay web store. The goal is to provide people with everything needed to be prepared for an emergency, as well as other, fun outdoor equipment. (more…)
Check out this show on The Discovery Channel called The Colony. It’s about what it would be like to recolonize the world after a apocalyptic event occurred and left the world abandoned. Watch as they discover how to use batteries to capture power. This is a simple configuration that takes all the energy from the battery bank and pass it into the inverter to convert it to a usable 120V for standard lights and appliances.
The funny thing is that something so simple, generally abundant and accessible becomes a dire need and can soon cause panic when without it. As individuals, we take for granite what we have and forget that it all could be gone one day when we don’t respect our environments. The colonist soon learn to take there resources serious and use them sparingly.
Check out the website at The Colony on Discovery.com